Daina Richmond

Clayton Utz
Special Counsel - National Director - Community Connect Melbourne

Daina is a key member of our major projects and construction team. She has advised on government procurements, outsourcing and contracting and private sector financed infrastructure projects for decades. Public entities have benefited from Daina's strategic and commercial advice in procuring complex and cutting-edge infrastructure, facilities and equipment in the transportation and social infrastructure sectors.

For many years, Daina held dual roles at Clayton Utz. This included providing strategic input into our CSR/Social Value and community programs and responsibility for the national management of the Clayton Utz Foundation

Notable Work
  • Victorian Government: advising on the procurement of the MR5 franchise for tram and train operators.
  • North East Link Project: advised on the biggest road transport project in Victoria's history.
  • Homes Victoria: advising on a $700m PPP project for the delivery of market, social and affordable housing across four sites across Melbourne.
  • Department of Transport and Planning: advising to procure a new ticketing contract for Victoria's public transport system.
  • NSW Government: advised on the Sydney Metro NorthWest, to deliver eight new stations over a 23km addition to the CityRail network.
  • Victorian Government: advised on the negotiation of extensions under historic PPP arrangements with the private sector.
  • NSW Health: advised on the redevelopment of the Royal North Shore Hospital PPP.
  • NSW Department of Family and Community Services: advised on arrangements used for funding disability services.
  • Victorian Government: drafted the PPP Standard Form Project Deed and Guidance Notes. Also undertook a peer review of the new form of PPP project documents in conjunction with Victorian Treasury and NSW Treasury.
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